Coin Toss at Wyoming-Nebraska Game Will Honor Ronald Reagan [VIDEO]
Just in case you didn’t think the Wyoming-Nebraska football game was a big enough deal, the Governors of Wyoming and Nebraska along with Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis as well as Congressman Adrian Smith from Nebraska’s thrid congressional district will be on hand for the coin toss. Governors Matt Mead of Wyoming and Dave Heineman of Nebraska will flip the coin, which will be no ordinary coin.
The University of Wyoming and University of Nebraska are participating in the Ronald Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss.
“This event will remind UW students about the life and legacy of President Reagan,” Governor Mead said. “And the time is perfect – during what could be one of the most memorable games in Wyoming history. I am honored to participate.”
The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration is part of an historic, yearlong tribute to honor the 100th birthday of America’s 40th President. It is sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and chaired by College Football Hall of Famer Lou Holtz, Boston College and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, four-time Super Bowl Champion and MVP Lynn Swann, and Oklahoma football great and former U.S. Congressman JC Watts. Over 80 major universities and high schools have signed up to participate.
“This celebration of President Reagan’s life is a fitting reminder of his eternal optimism and his love for this great nation. His life was a model of dedication to principle and continues to inspire us all long after his presidency,” said Senator Enzi.
The other members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation expressed their anticipation to participate in such a special day for the State.
“It’s an honor to participate in the Ronald Reagan National Football Coin Toss at my alma mater,” said Congressman Lummis. “I am looking forward to hosting our neighbors to the East and showing them some Powder River pride. Let’s go pokes!”
“I look forward to cheering the Pokes to victory and honoring President Reagan during one of his favorite sports,” said Senator Barrasso.
Saturday’s game will mark the first time the Wyoming Cowboys have hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
“This will be an exciting day between two undefeated teams, and I look forward to cheering the Huskers on to victory,” said Gov. Heineman.
A Reagan Tribute Video will play in the stadium. You can check it out below.